Thanks so much!
RescueTime is a service I rely on to help keep me productive. Would you please use my referral link to sign up for a free account? If you do, I’ll get 2 weeks added to my subscription. Money’s a little tight around the holidays, so putting off having to pay for another annual subscription by just a few extra weeks would really help me.
Just use this link to sign up for a free account and, as far as I’m concerned, never use it again (though it is pretty awesome).
Interesting idea for an app. And probably inevitable. Do you leave it running in the background all the time?
Not unless I know I’ll be able to charge it soon after. Using the GPS that much is too much of a battery suck. If I have the charger in the car, though, I can let it run in the background for the whole ride.
I also had some old GPS devices lying around, so I was able to export the .gpx files from those and import them into the app.
Past that, I used Google Maps to map several trips I’d previously taken and used [GMapToGPX](http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/) to turn the routes into .gpx files. This worked well for the most part, but there were some places, most notably routes in Australia, where there were gaps in the route—not on Google Maps, but in the translated points from GMapToGPX. It was close enough, though.
Amen to that.